Dutch truck maker, DAF's car division had already developed a model P900 (technical name) in 1970 as a replacement for their existing car model DAF 66. Four new designs created by their in-house team as well as outside teams (Bertone and Michelotti) were presented to the management who finally opted for their in-house design.
It was during this time, that Volvo who had picked up a significant stake of DAF car division shares, (later renamed as Volvo Car BV) launched this 3-door hatchback model in Sweden as the Volvo 343.
This car with a small 1.4 litre fuel economy engine and having good boot space became so much of a hit that nearly 5 lakh cars were produced during the next 14 years.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|